Seaford is a metropolitan suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga. Seaford railway station is the southern terminus of the Seaford railway line from Adelaide railway station.

Seaford is a popular surfing beach due to its accessibility from Adelaide and on public transport via the train line. Seaford Shopping Centre, between the train and beach, is the retail and commercial hub for the area. Facilities elsewhere including schools, medical clinics, bakeries, recreation, sports and community centres, parks and playgrounds make it a walkable coastal neighbourhood that attracts many families.

As the population of the suburb has expanded, the Seaford Boardriders club has grown in prominence and success, winning various titles, with older surfers long associated with the area sharing knowledge with emerging generations.

History

Seaford, a coastal suburb to the near south of Port Noarlunga, was set out on Sections 334 and 340, Hundred of Noarlunga, in 1954 by the Wakefield Land Company Pty Ltd. To the west of the horseshoe in the Onkaparinga River at Noarlunga, the land was first settled in the farming boom of the 1840s and 1850s.[citation needed]

Seaford was also the site, in the nineteenth century, of the Southern Race Course. The pursuit of horse racing and other sports, like hunting and ploughing matches, was an important part of the local social life.[citation needed]

During the mid-twentieth century, numerous land developments resulted from the movement of suburban population to the south of Adelaide and the rise of tourism along the beaches.[citation needed]

Seaford Post Office opened on 9 June 1992 replacing the nearby Moana office.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "Search result for "Seaford (SUB)" (Record no. SA0060896) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Seaford". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Seaford, South Australia (Postcode)". postcodes-australia.com. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Search result for "County of Adelaide, CNTY" with the following data sets selected - "Counties" and "Local Government Areas"". Property Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Electoral district of Kaurna, 2014 State election boundaries". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Map of the Federal division of Kingston" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Noarlunga (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  9. ^ "City of Onkaparinga suburb boundaries map". City of Onkaparinga. 9 January 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  10. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.

External links

  1. ^ Seaford - European History and Heritage [1]